'''Richard H. Schwartz''' (April 10, 1934— ) is professor emeritus, mathematics, College of Staten Island
; President of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America
(JVNA); and co-founder and coordinator of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV). He is best known as a Jewish vegetarianism|Jewish vegetarian activist
and advocate for animal rights
in the United States and Israel. His writings inspired the 2007 documentary film, ''A Sacred Duty (film)|A Sacred Duty
: Applying Jewish Values to Heal the World'', directed by Lionel Friedberg
[From the cover of the DVD: "Inspired by the writings of vegetarian activist and Mathematician Prof. Richard H. Schwartz, this one hour production features leading Israeli and American environmentalists..."]
Schwartz and JVNA have arranged to give away about 40,000 complimentary DVDs of the video and have arranged to have it seen freely at aSacredDuty.com.